Month: October 2018

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics

Eunice Kennedy Shriver opened the first Special Olympics game just seven weeks after her brother Robert Kennedy was assassinated in 1968. Today, by one estimate, more than three million Special Olympic athletes from all 50 states and 181 countries around the world take part in year-round training for the games.

Bea Gaddy, Baltimore’s “Mother Theresa”

Bea Gaddy, Baltimore’s “Mother Theresa”

Bea Gaddy was one of Maryland’s most inspirational heroes and surely the greatest champion and protector of the state’s hungry. She is perhaps best remembered today for hosting free Thanksgiving dinners for the poor of Baltimore City.

Sara Whitehurst, insuring women’s place in the jury box

Sara Whitehurst, insuring women’s place in the jury box

When women finally secured the right to vote in 1920, they did not receive a responsibility we now commonly associate with being registered to vote, and that is jury duty. Sara Whitehurst helped change that.